Two F-22s Escort Tu-95 Bomber Aircraft While Patrolling

Two F-22s Escort Tu-95 Bomber Aircraft While Patrolling. A pair of F-22 aircraft - scrambled by the North American Aerospace Defense Command - eclipsed Russia's long-range bombers on the Arctic's neutral waters, the defense ministry said in Moscow.

"Russian Air Force strategic airliners Tu-95MS have made regular flights over the neutral waters of the Arctic Ocean, as well as in the Bering and Okhotsk Seas", said the ministry in a statement. "The plane was escorted by two F-22 fighters from the US Air Force in parts of its route," he added.

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Two F-22s Escort Tu-95 Bomber Aircraft While Patrolling, pic: F-22 and Tu-95 Bear

Long-range bombers often conduct routine patrols in the Arctic and the Atlantic, as well as in the Baltic Sea and the Pacific Ocean, the Department of Defense said. These incursions are carried out "in strict compliance with international regulations without violating foreign borders".

Reports on the ban in the Arctic have been published in the US media. Citing a spokesman for North Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), Washington Free Beacon said the meeting had taken place on the Alaskan coast.

"Two Alaska-based NORAD F-22 aircraft intercepted and visually identified two Tu-95 'Bear long-range bomber aircraft flying in the Alaska Air Defense Identification Zone, south of the islands. Aleutians. " Michael Kucharek, NORAD spokesperson. communication means.

He did not reveal how far the Russian bombers were from the west coast of Alaska, but said that the F-22s had followed them until they left the NORAD identification zone. . "At no time did Russian bombers enter the sovereign airspace of Canada or the United States," he added.

It was the second time that Russian bombers were overshadowed by US warplanes this year. In May, two Tu-95 bombers were also intercepted on the Alaskan coast by two F-22s. The Russian army said the US planes had not been within 100 meters as they followed the bombers along the road for 40 minutes.